3D printing

3D-printed “Cool Brick” cools a room using only water

3D-printed “Cool Brick” cools a room using only water

Emerging Objects, frontrunners in the 3D printing industry, has developed a 3D printed ceramic “Cool Brick” that uses nothing but water to cool homes in hot, dry climates. This is the first project of

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SwimCity offers 3D-printed floating housing for students in Stockholm

SwimCity offers 3D-printed floating housing for students in Stockholm

Belatchew Labs is an experimental studio under the umbrella of Belatchew Arkitekter, based in Stockholm. The Labs take on projects where it is necessary to solve urban problems with creative thinking,

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This 3D-printed tree charges smart phones with solar power

This 3D-printed tree charges smart phones with solar power

Scientists at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland have created a tree prototype that harvests solar power from indoor or outdoor light, and turns it into electricity for powering small electronic

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Elon Musk uses Iron Man-inspired holographic 3-D user interface to print a rocket part

Elon Musk uses Iron Man-inspired holographic 3-D user interface to print a rocket part

After Elon Musk announced plans to post a video of himself using a holographic computer interface inspired by the one Tony Stark uses in the film Iron Man, it looks like the Tesla CEO and inventor has

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Lilian van Daal creates a Biomimicry-inspired, 3D-printed chair

Lilian van Daal creates a Biomimicry-inspired, 3D-printed chair

It’s no secret that the modern-day upholstered couch or chair is a nightmare of processing, materials and almost impossible to recycle. Dutch designer Lilian van Daal is looking at ways to reinvent

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Architecture students create 3D printing robots that can build just about anywhere

Architecture students create 3D printing robots that can build just about anywhere

A team of students at California College of the Arts (CCA) in San Francisco has developed autonomous, mobile 3D printing robots that could some day be put to work building in outlying areas. The

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12,000-square-foot 3D-printed mansion pops up in China

12,000-square-foot 3D-printed mansion pops up in China

China’s newest mansion is not only made from recycled materials, but the sprawling 12,000 square foot home was made with 3D printing! Developed by Chinese company WinSun, the luxury mansion was 3D

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Nothing says “I love you” quite like a 3D-printed steampunk gear heart

Nothing says “I love you” quite like a 3D-printed steampunk gear heart

If you're looking for a unique Valentine's gift for someone special, check this out: you can download plans on Thingiverse for a 3D-printed steampunk-style gear heart to give as a fun, weird little

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Need a home? Now you can 3D print one—out of mud

Need a home? Now you can 3D print one—out of mud

Inspired by the mud dauber, a little wasp which builds its home with mud, Massimo Moretti later learned of bio-architecture and started to work to put the two together. Concerned about the housing crisis

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3D-printed Solar Bytes Pavilion pushes the boundaries of architectural innovation

3D-printed Solar Bytes Pavilion pushes the boundaries of architectural innovation

DesignLabWorkshop 3D-printed the Solar Bytes Pavilion’s 94 modules using a 6-axis robot arm in the Robotic Fabrication Lab at Kent State University’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design.

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Voxel8 unveils world’s first 3D electronics printer

Voxel8 unveils world’s first 3D electronics printer

The Harvard-based Voxel8 team has created a 3D printer that makes fully functioning electromechnical assemblies. The printer uses special software that allows users to design objects with working

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3D printer creates comfortable and affordable prosthetic limbs

3D printer creates comfortable and affordable prosthetic limbs

As if losing a limb wasn't hard enough for a person, often the task of finding, fitting and affording a prosthetic limb can be almost as excruciating. William Root, a 3D designer, combines 3D scanning,

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No hardware store? No problem. Astronauts just 3D printed a working wrench in space

No hardware store? No problem. Astronauts just 3D printed a working wrench in space

Launching anything into space requires a massive amount of time, money and resources. So what if astronauts could just "print out" anything they need? Now they can! Astronauts on the International Space

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Could these “wearable biospheres” help us survive on alien planets?

Could these “wearable biospheres” help us survive on alien planets?

Nothing says "fashion forward" like a living garment designed to help support human life in outer space, right? MIT researchers and German designers teamed up to create these eye-catching 3D printed

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3D-printed prosthetic legs allow Derby the dog to run for the first time

3D-printed prosthetic legs allow Derby the dog to run for the first time

The popularity of 3D printing has exploded in recent years, and one of the most innovative uses for this technology has been that of prosthetics—for people and animals alike. We've seen prosthetic

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INTERVIEW: We Talk to Natural Machine’s Lynette Kucsma About the Foodini 3D Food Printer

INTERVIEW: We Talk to Natural Machine’s Lynette Kucsma About the Foodini 3D Food Printer

Inhabitat: So to start, tell me about how the Foodini and Natural Machines came together. Lynette: It started a little bit over a year ago. There are four founders in the company and I came in around

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Made in Space: NASA Creates First-Ever 3D-Printed Object in Space

Made in Space: NASA Creates First-Ever 3D-Printed Object in Space

NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station have created the first-ever object to be 3D printed in space. The 3D printer, which was developed by Made in Space, was delivered to the ISS by a

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Le FabShop’s DIY 3D-Printable Accessories Transform Fruit and Vegetables into Fun Toys

Le FabShop’s DIY 3D-Printable Accessories Transform Fruit and Vegetables into Fun Toys

French company Le FabShop has come up with a great way to make fruit and vegetables fun for kids. They have just released 14 3D-printable components that transform potatoes, carrots, eggplants and

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Skanska and Foster + Partners are Creating the World’s First 3D Printing Robot

Skanska and Foster + Partners are Creating the World’s First 3D Printing Robot

Swedish concrete manufacturer Skansa and architecture firm Foster + Partners have teamed up to create the first 3D-printing concrete robot. The team is using the technology to print high-performance

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MakerBot Unveils Partnership with Martha Stewart. No, Really.

MakerBot Unveils Partnership with Martha Stewart. No, Really.

Well, it isn't April 1st, and the press releases appear to be authentic, so we have to believe that this is true: MakerBot has launched a co-branding effort with Martha Stewart. So does that now make

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INTERVIEW: Mike Chen of Made in Space Explains How 3D Printing is Going into Space

INTERVIEW: Mike Chen of Made in Space Explains How 3D Printing is Going into Space

Previously on Inhabitat we've written about Made in Space’s ambitious plans to bring 3D printing to the International Space Station. But how will such technology work when everything is floating? To

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World’s First 3D-Printed Laptop Smashes Crowdfunding Goal With $116,000

World’s First 3D-Printed Laptop Smashes Crowdfunding Goal With $116,000

The world’s first 3D-printed laptop teaches people how to create their own circuit boards, build 3D-printed objects, and understand electronics. The team behind the PiTop Raspberry Pi laptop launched an

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The World’s Smallest, Cheapest 3D Printer Can be Yours for $299

The World’s Smallest, Cheapest 3D Printer Can be Yours for $299

Getting a start in 3D printing can be a pretty costly and intimidating endeavor, with most printers in the affordable range coming in at around $1,000. But for $299, the makers of the iBox Nano aim to

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Japanese Man Goes to Jail for Making 3D-printed Guns

Japanese Man Goes to Jail for Making 3D-printed Guns

In what is likely the first imprisonment related to 3D printing, a Japanese man was sent to jail on Monday for making guns with a 3D printer. According to Phys.org, 28-year-old Yoshitomo Imura was found

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Could 3D Printing be the Future of Earthquake-Proof Building?

Could 3D Printing be the Future of Earthquake-Proof Building?

Architecture is tapping into 3D printing technology in a major way through the production of building elements and structural components. Recent developments have also begun to work on

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Contour Crafting Wins NASA Prize For Revolutionary 3D Printed Building Tech

Contour Crafting Wins NASA Prize For Revolutionary 3D Printed Building Tech

Contour Crafting just won a major design prize for its ability to 3D print large-scale structures from computer-aided design (CAD) files. Berokh Kohshnevis' “robotic building construction" system can

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Now You Can 3D Print Your Designs at Nearly 100 UPS Stores Across the US

Now You Can 3D Print Your Designs at Nearly 100 UPS Stores Across the US

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nl2wPhP3idE Want to 3D print your own robot? The UPS Store can help you. After a successful trial in six locations over the last year, 3D printing is now available in

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Support Studio Swine’s Voyage to the North Atlantic Gyre and Help Them Turn Ocean Plastic into Bespoke Furniture

Support Studio Swine’s Voyage to the North Atlantic Gyre and Help Them Turn Ocean Plastic into Bespoke Furniture

While most have heard of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, few know about the smaller, but equally problematic North Atlantic Gyre. To help raise awareness about the issue and remove plastic from our

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Made in Space Just Launched the World’s First Zero-Gravity Printer

Made in Space Just Launched the World’s First Zero-Gravity Printer

When something breaks down in space, it is not always easy to replace. There’s no home supply store around the corner and the unique nature of space work makes finding parts a challenge. But what if

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LimeMakers Debuts 3D-Printed Home Collection at the London Design Festival

LimeMakers Debuts 3D-Printed Home Collection at the London Design Festival

3D printing technology has finally entered the world of mainstream design - and Germany-based LimeMakers just unveiled a cutting-edge line of 3D-printed products at this year's London Design Festival. The

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